Hey, you there. Yeah, I’m talking to you, the one who hates cooking. I get it: Looking for a recipe, finding the right ingredients, chopping up said ingredients and mixing them together seems like a whole load of faff when Deliveroo is merely a swipe away. But here’s what no one tells you: Cooking can be really soothing—a sort of active mindfulness if you will. (I’d wager jigsaws have the same effect.) Like most people, since lockdown began, I’ve spent a lot more time in the kitchen. I’ll spare you the list of meals I’ve cooked (although I have baked banana bread because of course I have), but I will say that having a good idea of what I’m going to cook for my evening meal has been a real joy.